Title: Deceitful Choices
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Some lies you just can’t come back from.
The damage is too deep.
The effects are too strong, and the path they lead you on can be devastating.
One lie only led to another as Lindsay tried to be someone she wasn’t. She wanted just one moment to pretend she didn’t live the life she had been cursed with.
She wanted to live without regret.
Live for the moment.
She wanted to laugh and smile without feeling as if at any moment something or someone would corrupt that happiness. But all lies have a way of resurfacing. Those deceitful words can come back to haunt you, leaving you as the one heartbroken and alone.
Zack had taken a trip with a fellow Navy SEAL. Just a weekend away to regroup. Never had he intended to find the girl who would jumpstart his heart.
Only then to destroy it.
But the shattered pieces of his trust weren’t the only things he left behind when he walked away from Lindsay. There was now an innocent life that had been thrown in to the mix.
But Lindsay wasn’t the only one who lied...
The odds were stacked against them. There was someone doing everything they could to keep them apart.
But when the truth is told, and those secrets are revealed, they must decide if they have what it takes…
To survive the deceit.
Review by: Erin
This story rocked my world! Literally! I floved it! I sat on the edge of my seat the entire time, screaming at my Kindle, and crying my eyes out! I am a huge fan of this author, so naturally when her books pop up for us to review I am usually the first on the list to read and review. This story went above and beyond my wildest expectations. I guess I am spoiled and have become used to high quality work from this author. I have not read a book of hers yet that I haven’t loved. (case and point: I bought 14, FOURTEEN, signed books from her at the signing in Chicago earlier this year) I am always blown away with her ability to put such simple, everyday words together and form some of the most beautiful stories I have ever read. And this story ranks right there at the top of the list. The emotion poured off the pages of this story. The storyline was incredible and so enthralling. The words flowed so seamlessly and kept me hooked. Zack is an incredible character, although he had what I considered a fatal flaw in the beginning of the story. He took everything at face value. Thank GOD he finally saw the light! And what a beautifully bright, shining light it was! Lindsay had a terrible life growing up. I could feel her pain and all the emotion she was going through. But every time she got knocked down, she would get back up (metaphorically speaking). She is one of the strongest female characters I have read about in a long time. I flove Taylor (Linsday’s BFF) and her devious mind!!! I want to punch Haven right in the junk! What a tw*twaffle! She seriously had me considering damage to my Kindle. My warning to you is this: If you only read one more book this year, THIS is the book to read. Please make sure you have tissues ready. And I call dibs, Zack is MINE!!!!
Review by: Leeann
It only takes once….
That is what we are all told from a young age and it is a lesson Lindsay is learning real fast.
One teeny lie & night with Zack is all it took for her to find herself pregnant. Lindsay has crappy parents who never wanted to parent & she vows she will be the best mom she can be to her child.
It is understandable why Zack walked away from her after their night together, but it is what happens next that neither of them have any control over & has their lives changed forever.
The characters of Lindsay & Zack are well rounded and well developed. They grow from the beginning of the story where they are slightly immature & believed life was all about them, into mature
well balanced young adults and parents. It is a joy to read how they take to parenting like ducks to water. Above all else they put the needs of their child first.
They are the kind of young adults we all hope our kids grown into. The other side of them is that they learn very quickly to have each others backs. I loved the way Zack could read Lindsay so
well just from her body language & non-verbal queues. Their relationship didn’t just grow, it blossomed. The support characters were fabulous. Everyone needs a bestie like Taylor!!
This author never ceases to amaze me with her words. She has taken a story that has been told many times before & spun it into her own unique tale of two people who are destined to be together
no matter what. From the moment I started this book I was transported to another world and swept up in the lives of Zack & Lindsay. I cried for them and laughed with them. This story was so well
told that I felt like I was watching a movie play out in my mind.
This book is well worth grabbing a copy of, just make sure you have a couple of hours spare, because once you start reading, you won’t want to put it down until you finish!
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.